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THE FEDERATION OF HOTEL AND RESTAURANT ASSOCIATIONS OF INDIA(FHRAI)


It was established in the year 1955 and was sponsored by the four Regional Associations representing the Eastern, Northern, Western and Southern regions of India. The Memorandum of Association was signed by the doyens of the Industry on 15th April, 1955 namely, Mr. A.P. Sabavala, Mr. Maneck S. Shaw, Mr. S.W. Edwards, Mr. K. Heuer, Mr. C. Green, Ms. Geeta Sinha, Mr. M.S. Oberoi and Mr. S.S. Reen.


Benefits
Federations of Hotel Association
FHRAI is mostly committed to the interests of providing the service of Hospitality community and also works in several ways for its welfare and progress. Associated members would get discount cards, the hotel and restaurant members get two membership discount cards entitling them to 30% discount on rooms and F&B in all member establishments. Membership entitles guides to be listed in one of the prestigious Hotel and Restaurant Guide India, which is updated and published every year.

FHRAI monthly magazine is very much a highly acclaimed premium publication for the hospitality industry. It provides mostly the vital updates on legal matters, government notifications and also features insightful articles on key trends in the Indian and global hospitality industry.

Representation and Lobbying:
As the main authentic voice of the hospitality industry in India, FHRAI actively engages mainly with the Central and State governments on a multitude of issues and robustly represents the views and concerns of its members. FHRAI continuously provides legal relief by monitoring various legal and regulatory developments and obtain timely and effective redressal for its members. The annual convention of FHRAI is the most anticipated and also the widely attended event of the Indian hospitality industry's calendar. This convention serves as a unique platform for the members from across the country to interact and deliberate with key stakeholders including those at the highest echelons of the government, eminent global experts, business icons, media, etc.

Research and publications:
Apart from the FHRAI Magazine, the association has a rapidly expanding portfolio of thought-leadership publications including industry surveys, research reports, monographs and compendiums.

Seminars:
In partnership with other eminent stakeholders, FHRAI regularly conducts seminars, conferences and workshops across the country, on a wide range of technical and topical issues of interest for the members.

Website:
The FHRAI website www.fhrai.com, is a comprehensive portal which gives FHARAI members access to latest industry news, event updates, electronic copies of the current and back-issues of the FHRAI Magazine and other indispensable resources. All the members enjoy the privilege of a free listing in the online Members Directory, along with a facility to provide hyperlinks to their own websites.

Eligibility Criteria for becoming a member
  • FHRAI Hotel membership

  • Must be a member of one of the Regional Associations.

  • Must be a functioning establishment in operation.

  • Must have minimum 10 rooms or the qualifying criterion of the Regional Association.

  • If the hotel is under construction, only associate membership can be approved. This can be converted to hotel membership once it starts operations.

  • Must have a restaurant in the hotel.

  • Must have all the relevant Municipal/Police or any other required licenses with current validity.

  • A restaurant in a hotel can also become a separate restaurant member (One restaurant can become member for hotel with 25-100 rooms and two restaurants can become members for hotel above 101 rooms)

  • FHRAI Restaurant membership

  • Must be a member of one of the Regional Associations.

  • Must be a restaurant under operation.

  • Must have minimum 25 covers.

  • Must have all the relevant Municipal/Police or any other required licenses with current validity.

  • A Restaurant within the hotel (who is FHRAI member) can also apply for separate membership. One restaurant can be a member for a hotel with 25-100 rooms and two restaurants can be members for hotels with more than 101 rooms. Such restaurant members are also entitled to two FHRAI discount cards like any other member.

  • FHRAI Associate membership

  • Must be a member of one of the Regional Associations.

  • Must be associated with the hospitality industry in some way.

  • Only Companies, firms and such entities can become a member, not individuals

  • Hotels under construction should apply for associate membership. This can be converted to hotel membership instantly after the hotel starts operations.

  • the associate members are not entitled to FHRAI membership discount cards.

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